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1.Liv Moffat Promoted to Director of Development

Sutherland Institute President, Paul T. Mero, has announced the promotion of Liv O. Moffat to Director of Development.

 

“Liv has been an integral part of Sutherland’s rapid growth,” Mero said.  “Her political experience, matched with her tenacity to succeed, has complemented our policy work tremendously.  She has helped us steer the ship and has worked tirelessly in behalf of Sutherland’s objectives.  As director of development, Liv joins Sutherland’s core staff which bears most of the planning (and all of the burdens) of the Institute’s continued growth.”

 

Having served for the past three years as the manager of development, Moffat will be responsible for directing all of the Institute’s development efforts.  In addition, she will work to further guide and promote the work of the Institute as a member of the executive staff.

 

Moffat joined Sutherland in 2005 after working as the finance director for the Utah Republican Party for three years.  At the request of the Republican National Committee, she managed events for First Lady Laura Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

 

During the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Liv helped organize Utah’s Hospitality Center and Governor Leavitt’s opening and closing ceremony parties.  She also has been involved with the International Model United Nations Association where she served on its board of directors, including time as the chairman.  In 2004, Moffat was named one of “10 Women Sure to Change Utah” by Salt Lake Magazine.

 

Liv and her husband, Steve, live in Salt Lake City and are expecting their first child in October.

 

2.Sutherland Expanding On-line Social Networks

In addition to Sutherland’s main website at http://www.sutherlandinstitute.org/index.asp, people are now able to learn more about the Institute, participate in on-line discussions, and enjoy a variety of Sutherland programs and events through an on-line social network.

 

Sutherland Institute is promoting its new YouTube page,http://www.youtube.com/sutherlandinstitute.  Currently, Sutherland’s YouTube page features video segments from last month’s Marriage Law Forum, “State of the UNION: Why California Matters.”  Additional videos featuring events, commentary, public service announcements, policy education, and general interest videos will be produced not only to help educate citizens, but also to provide opportunities for interested citizens to become involved in Sutherland projects.

 

“The Internet, specifically Web 2.0, is an extremely important part of our communication efforts,” said Jeff Reynolds, director of communications for Sutherland.  “Within the coming months, our goal is to have an extremely informative and effective on-line presence.  We’re committed to getting the word out that we are doing everything within our means to help make Utah a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

Reynolds said anyone who is already a member of Facebook.com can join Sutherland’s group page by simply searching for Sutherland Institute and clicking on the “Become a Member” button.  In addition, on-line users can watch Sutherland-produced videos athttp://www.youtube.com/sutherlandinstitute.

 

3.Sutherland Makes Facebook Debut

On October 29, the Sutherland Institute expanded its on-line presence to include one of the nation’s fastest growing social networks, Facebook.  In addition to Sutherland’s main website atwww.sutherlandinstitute.org, people are now able to learn more about the Institute, participate in on-line discussions, and enjoy a variety of Sutherland programs and events through an on-line social environment.

“What we’re doing here at Sutherland is important for everyone,” said Jeff Reynolds, the director of communications for Sutherland.  “We’re committed to getting the word out that we are here and we are doing everything within our means to help make Utah become a great place to live, work and raise a family.  Using the on-line social networks, otherwise known as Web 2.0, is a critical part of our communication efforts.”

Reynolds said anyone who is already a member of Facebook.com can join Sutherland’s group page by simply searching for Sutherland Institute and clicking on the “Become a Member” button.

 

4.Utah Prosperity Forum to Convene First Session on Friday, November 14

The first session of the Utah Prosperity Forum (UPF), a collaborative project of the Salt Lake Chamber and Sutherland Institute, will be conducted on Friday, November 14, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.  We will welcome Mr. Mark Lange, executive director of the Edward Lowe Foundation, as guest speaker and discussion leader.  Mr. Lange will facilitate our introduction to “Economic Gardening” – an innovative, entrepreneur-centered, economic-growth strategy that complements more traditional “economic hunting” practices.

With the purpose of fostering constructive, civil dialogue about complex and sometimes controversial issues pertaining to Utah’s economy, the UPF is open to all Utah business and community leaders.  As seating will be limited, we encourage you to register soon by calling 801-355-1272, or online at http://www.sutherlandinstitute.org/EventsCalendar/events.asp?cdate=11/14/2008, or by sending an email to si@sutherlandinstitute.org.  The $10 participation fee includes a buffet lunch.  This initial session will be conducted in the Sutherland conference room located in the Crane Building, 307 West 200 South, Suite 5005.  For questions or inquiries, call 801-355-1272.

For a detailed session overview (view, download, or print), click here.